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Monthly Archive for January, 2016

There’s no doubt that hot, windy summer conditions can take their toll on Melbourne’s gardens. But there are many ways to ensure your garden survives the heat, without having to run sprinkler systems 24/7. You’d be surprised how little water is really needed to keep gardens and lawns verdant. And smart planting can also reduce […]

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What lies ahead in 2016?

The 2015 Melbourne property market was a remarkable year. In a recent summary of the “year that was”, Real Estate Institute of Victoria CEO Enzo Raimondo said the strong price growth across most sectors of the market was underpinned by low interest rates, continued overseas investment and a steadily increasing population. Melbourne’s median house price […]

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It’s not surprising that houses in Australia are an eclectic mix of architectural styles – some emulating European or British architecture, while others represent a distinctly original Australian style. Skipping over the first 50 years of basic building construction we move to the designs of the Victorian period (c.1840 – c.1890) which incorporated several different […]

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